“Hair Plugs” are long gone. Since the 1990’s hair transplant surgery has evolved into a refined, meticulous procedure known to deliver results that are so natural, 85% of people cannot recognize the difference.
Hair Plugs 1980’s
- In the 1980s, hair surgery involved transplanting relatively large sections of donor hair.
- The end result typically had an unsightly “patchwork” appearance, earning the nickname “Hair Plugs”
- The 1990s saw an important breakthrough: Micrografting
- Micrografting involves taking a thin strip of donor [the micrograft], dividing it into small clusters of hair follicles, and transplanting them.
- For the first time, micrografting enabled surgeons to extract and transplant donor hair with precision and accuracy.
Follicular Unit Extraction 2000s
- Follicular Unit Extraction [FUE] was another breakthrough in transplant technique.
- With FUE, physicians began to use a tiny “punch” instruments to harvest individual donor hairs. Through time consuming, FUE enabled physicians to harvest donor hair on an incredibly small scale: Approximately 1-3 hair follicles per unit
- FUE enabled surgeons to perform procedures with unparalleled attention to detail and aesthetics.
- No linear scars. Beautiful results.
ARTAS System 2011
- In 2011, the ARTAS System became the first-ever FDA-approved hair transplant robot.
- with the help of ARTAS, FUE procedures are now:
Up to 50% faster,
Faster patient recovery,
Minimally disruptive to everyday life.
Scare of robots?
Not to worry, ARTAS is physician-assisted. A licensed surgeon still performs the transplant.
ARTAS Arrives, Miami 2012
- In 2012, the Hair Transplant Institute of Miami became 1 of fewer than 20 clinics to offer the revolutionary new ARTAS System.
- Today, men and women no longer have too suffer with hair loss